“Sokrith is a 25-year-old woman married with one son and one daughter,” shares our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC). She lives in Cambodia with her family, where she earns a living farming rice and other crops.
“She enjoys watching Khmer and Thai dramas on TV and watching social news,” CSC says. She traveled 3 hours with her husband to reach CSC for treatment.
Two months ago, Sokrith developed a chalazion, or small cyst, in each eye. This causes pain and swelling. “She is uncomfortable and worries about the cysts growing larger and ruining her vision,” CSC reports.
For $148, surgeons at CSC can remove the chalazions in a simple surgery. Sokrith travelled three hours with her husband seeking treatment at CSC, but cannot afford to cover the cost.
With our help, Sokrith will be free of pain and irritation in her eyes and will not have to worry about losing her vision.